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Bellwether Trial Selection Continues in IVC Filter MDL

The multidistrict litigation (MDL) that centralized all federal Cook IVC filter lawsuits has taken another step forward with the identification of the second case to go to trial. More than 900 claims are currently pending in the MDL. They have been consolidated for pre-trial proceedings in the U.S. District Court for... Read more »

IVC Filter Class Action Lawsuits Filed in Canada

IVC filters are designed to protect patients from life-threatening blood clots, but two recently filed class action lawsuits in Canada claim the opposite. In January, Wendy Kopeck filed a $200 million class action lawsuit against Cook Medical after doctors deemed her IVC filter removal surgery too risky to perform back in... Read more »

IVC Filter Litigation Continues to Gain Steam

The wave of litigation concerning inferior vena cava filter devices shows no sign of slowing as claims continue to mount nationwide. Plaintiffs in increasing numbers are filing lawsuits in which it is alleged that the filters, designed to prevent the travel of dangerous blood clots within the body, are prone... Read more »

Bard Faces New G2 IVC Filter Complaint

As lawsuits relating to inferior vena cava (IVC) filters continue to mount, a Missouri woman has recently filed a complaint arguing that a portion of the Bard G2 filter implanted in her body fractured, causing a fragment to lodge in her back. As a result of this device failure, the... Read more »

Leadership Roles Sought in Bard IVC Filter MDL

Several attorneys who are representing plaintiffs in the Bard IVC filter multidistrict litigation (MDL) have applied for leadership roles, which would give them various responsibilities during the coordinated pretrial proceedings. Plaintiffs with cases pending in the MDL against C.R. Bard claim that the implanted medical devices can cause serious damages... Read more »